are Toppermost of the Poppermost...Again!
The biggest seller of the reissue
series was 1969's "Abbey Road," which moved 89,000
copies and debuts at No. 3 on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart
behind Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" and Miley Cyrus' "The
Time Of Our Lives" (No. 2 with 120,000).
"Abbey Road" also starts at
No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.
All of the Beatles' individual album reissues are eligible to chart
on both the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and Top Pop Catalog Albums
chart. The former houses all albums, regardless of their age, while
the latter is for those 18 months or older. The Billboard 200 tally
includes only current and new releases. So, the band's two new boxed
sets "Beatles in Stereo"
and "Beatles in Mono"
will chart on the Billboard 200, while the individual album reissues
of the Beatles' catalog will chart on the Top Comprehensive Albums
and Top Pop Catalog Albums charts.
While "Abbey Road" was
the best-seller of the Beatles' reissues last week, the rest of
the series did quite well.
In order of the best-sellers following "Abbey Road" are
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (74,000), "The
White Album" (60,000), "Rubber Soul" (58,000), "Revolver"
(46,000), "Help!" (39,000), "Let It Be" (32,000),
"Past Masters Vols. I and II" (31,000), "Magical
Mystery Tour" (30,000), "A Hard Day's Night" (29,000),
"The Beatles in Stereo" (26,000), "Please Please
Me" (23,000), "With the Beatles" (22,000), "Beatles
For Sale" (21,000), "Yellow Submarine" (14,000) and
"The Beatles in Mono" (12,000).
The "Stereo" and "Mono"
boxed sets will debut at Nos. 15 and 40, respectively on the Billboard
On the Comprehensive Albums chart, "Abbey Road" will be
joined in the top 10 by four other Beatles sets: "Pepper' (No.
5), "White Album" (No. 7), "Rubber Soul" (No.
8) and "Revolver" (No. 10). On the Top Pop Catalog chart,
the Beatles will own nine out of the top 10 slots, with only Michael
Jackson's "Number Ones" (No. 6 with 45,000) the lone non-Fab
Up through the week ending Sept.
6, the Beatles' catalog had sold 635,000 in the U.S. this year,
thus, with this week's haul of 626,000, that brings the Beatles'
2009 sum to 1,261,000.
In the whole of 2008, the band sold 1,393,000 albums in the U.S.
Since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the Beatles
have never sold less than 1 million albums in a year. The group's
best year came in 2000, when the release of its hits package "1"
helped the band sell a total of 7,289,000 in the U.S.
Listen to Beatle Brunch and play the Mind
Games Contest to qualify to win the stereo box set, with
217 remastered Beatle tracks, thats 13 original studio albums
digitally remastered in stereo, plus a bonus DVD, with 13 mini documentaries,
one for each LP, plus a 2-CD Past Masters with all The
Beatles non-album singles and EP tracks also digitally remastered.
Win between now and October 4th and youre in the drawing,
courtesy of Capitol EMI.
Members Chat With
Marks new CD "The
Artist" is on sale now.
You can go to www.MarkHudsonMusic.com
and order yours. Brunchers will be very happy to hear, So
You Are A Star, featuring Ringo
on drums and stay tuned to Beatle Brunch for a spotlight
of the song. While youre on Mark's website look at some of
the music videos he produced. Theyre hilarious! Check out
some of the amazing guest stars that pop up too.
From "The Artist": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxLOUx-JGwM
the past Summer, Marks worked with a band, The
Gray Lions, a three piece Fillmore East rock band featuring
the distinct guitar playing of Marc Rubinstein.
Hes also been in Boston helping Steven
Tyler with his book, "Does
The Noise In My Head Bother You?" and writing songs,
hopefully for the next album. They were touring until Tyler fell
off the stage during a gig and dislocated his shoulder. Well, thats
one way to end the tour, even though Mark still says, Sometimes
I feel like I'm becoming Steven Tyler with smaller lips and maybe
a bigger ... never mind.
& The Roundheads
Recorded live in High-Definition, this momentous Soundstage performance
includes the classic Beatles tracks Yellow
Submarine, With A Little
Help From My Friends, and Octopuss
Garden as well as the infectious Memphis
In Your Mind
and the sing-along Photograph
plus special guest Colin Hay from
"Men At Work" joins Ringo onstage to perform Who
Can It Be Now.
| It Dont Come Easy
I Wanna Be Your Man
Who Can It Be Now?
Dont Pass Me By
Im The Greatest
|| Give Me Back The Beat
Memphis In Your Mind
Back Off Boogaloo
With A Little Help From My Friends
On top of his Beatles fame, Ringo has enjoyed a prolific
solo career as a singer, songwriter, musical collaborator and actor
Ringo has 7 solo Billboard Top 10 hits and has released
24 studio and live albums since 1970
The Beatles: Rock Band was released on September 9 coinciding
with the release of new, Remastered CD versions of The Beatles catalog